Fellow Club members and supporters,

It is with much sadness that this is not a simple ‘Happy New Year’ communication, but to inform you of the passing of Gary Chappell on Tuesday 3rd January 2012. As known over the past six months, Gary has had a battle with cancer, and many of you were able to see him at the club function on 30 July. Sadly Gary has lost the battle and his Funeral/ cremation service is to be held on this Wednesday 11 January at 10:30am at the Cordell Chapel in the Fawkner Cemetery.

Following the service, any of you wishing to raise a glass in memory of Gary are welcomed to the Fawkner RSL, 135 Lorne Street, Fawkner.

Gary joined West Brunswick in 1981 and played 224 games till 1993. Chaps was club president from 1989-90,95,captain coached the reserves in 86,88, coached in 94, held the much prized ‘West Brunswick Ironman title’ and was a big fan of every player committing 110% to the club, both on and off the field. Chaps was elected as a life member in 1994 and was a loud, jovial, fun loving character who always saw the funny side of things and was a big part of the club culture in his years at the club.

May he rest in peace.